Honor the Earth, a native environmental organization led by Winona LaDuke, and Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light and are joining forces to host 2 exciting events at First Universalist Church. We hope you'll join us! Buy your tickets here!
Friday, March 20 – Join us in the Social Hall for a 4-course Indigenous feast by The Sioux Chef, featuring local native foods in pre-colonial recipes, featuring indigenous foods in precolonial recipes, in celebration of the upcoming maple season of Native Minnesota. Native craft fair and silent auction begin at 4pm. Dinner, celebration, and Native traditional music begin at 6:00pm. Cost is $60 per person, with all proceeds to support campaigns to protect our land, water, and health in the face of extreme energy extraction. Buy your ticket for the delicious dinner here!
Saturday, March 21 – Join us in the Sanctuary bright and early for “What’s Our Plan? A Teach-In on Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in MN,” co-sponsored by MN350 and the International Forum on Globalization. Speakers include Winona LaDuke, Rep. Frank Hornstein, Victor Menotti, and regional leaders in movements to stop frac-sand mining, bomb trains, and oil pipelines. Minnesota is being besieged with new fossil fuel infrastructure that violates the treaty rights of indigenous people and endangers the health of our communities, and we are not prepared. We are becoming a superhighway for oil that we neither produce or consume, yet we assume all the risk. Meanwhile, our water and sewer mains are crumbling. Let’s come together and find common spiritual ground from which to address this public policy crisis and protect ourselves and the earth. FREE and open to the public, but please register to reserve your spot! Teach-In begins at 9:00am, lunch by the Sioux Chef (for a small fee) at 12:00pm. Buy your ticket for lunch here.
Join tribes, grassroots organizations, citizen groups, elected officials, labor unions, regulators, attorneys, landowners, and others for a 2-day summit on the rapid expansion of extractive industry in Minnesota. We are being beseiged with new fossil-fuel infrastructure, from oil trains to pipelines to frac-sand mines, and we are not prepared. We need to take a holistic view and coordinate across regions and at all levels of government. Come to teach, learn, and connect with allies working to protect our land, water, and health!